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a secretary of defense is confronting today. what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budgety is quester and what impact it will have on readiness? what about middle east turmoil? what about cyber attacks? all of the issues that confront a secretary of defense, frankly, those were -- we just did not see enough time spent on discussing those issues. and in the end, that's what counts. >> you're fully confident chuck hagel is prepared to take your place? >> absolutely. >> general dempsey, we did a word count. something like 37 mentions of afghanistan in an eight-hour hearing. more than 130 mentions of israel. do you think that the questioning was not directed in the right place? >> well, i was somewhat surprised at the things that weren't discussed in depth. but i'm always concerned when afghanistan isn't prominent in any conversation we're having as americans because we have 68,000 young men and women serving there. >> are you confident of chuck hagel? have you spent time with him? you guys have to have a partnership. secretary of defense, c
time with him? you guys have to have a partnership. secretary of defense, chairman of the joint chiefs of staffs, whether you like each other or are not, are you confident you can have a good relationship with him? >> i have spent time with senator hagel, including when he was teaching over at georgetown, on strategic issues. and in helping prepare him for this confirmation hearings, we had several opportunities to talk about strategy. and i found him well prepared and very thoughtful about it. >> were his answers to you better than the answers you saw there? >> i'm not going to grade his homework. but in my conversations, he was well prepared, articulate, concise. >> and you're confident he can do the job? >> i'm not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. when is the last time you saw a subordinate discuss the confidence in his boss? my personal contacts with him have been very positive. if he's confirmed, i look forward to working with him. >> senator lindsey graham said he is going to hold up chuck hagel's nomination until you go on capitol hill and testify in a bengh
. >>> and later no defense against this on the eve of the super bowl looking at another american sports tradition. >>> the social media giant twitter says it has become the latest victim in a string of sophisticated hacking attacks aimed at exposing users' private information. experts believe the attack, which follows others launched against three of this country's largest newspapers, is the latest illustration of a dire need for more experts with the training to prevent them. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has more tonight. >> reporter: at the offices of cyber watch dog mandiant security computer consultant for "the washington post" and "new york times" a constant vigil keeps watch for signs of attacks on them and other clients. the company also devises ways to stay a step ahead to block attempted intrusions from succeeding. >> there is always going to be some kind of gap attackers can exploit and very often we see companies haven't invested in responding to the fact that they will sustain a breach and many times they're caught flat footed when it occurs. >> reporter: with cyber attac
. how important defense was. that fairchild, most of their customers was the u.s. defense department. which makes sense. nobody was building computers in the defense department. but it did surprise me that the cold war was so important to the genesis of silicon valley. >> i think it's true. the spark was the defense department, something like sputnik was the real spark where it was the reason. the government needed to sort of have these devices that these individuals were about to create, these silicon transcripters that were smaller and lighter that they could put into rockets, missiles and planes. it was considered part of the national defense strategy and the government was willing to pay pretty much anything to get these devices. get the early companies like fairchild even off the ground. >> i was personally surprised there were no togo parties. i don't know if you've seen the slogan. >> you've read my mind. you're actually doing a public service after that. >> there would be a temptation. do a documentary about silicon valley. why not? why is it a black and white film about the
off against what the papers were calling a million dollar defense dream team hired by denny's father. the lead defense attorney was day of the chessnah. the girl's mother was called to the stand. >> those were her favorite pants. >> it all came down to the contents of the trash bag found beneath the window. of all of the dna tests run on hannah hannah's clothing spotted with blood only one came back to denny, a small semen stain on the the underwear. >> they're kids. they're fooling around. that doesn't mean he raped her. >> the case went to the jury and in the midst of deliberations came a stunning turn. the judge, quite unexpectedly walked into the jury room and declared a mistrial. she said she took that drastic measure because she was getting a report that one of the jurors was talking about a lie detector test not in evidence. a lie detector test brad oborn, hannah's boyfriend had taken and passed. that, said the judge, was jury misconduct. >> the court finds that the jury is unable to fulfill the obligations required by law. >> the prosecution team was stunned. >> it was not a
will be ready to play. they'll be more worried about him than he is about their defense, because he does so many different things running and throwing the football. he just needs to settle in his emotions and anxiety. >> what colin brings to this game is the difference in the game. san francisco, sensational defense. baltimore, sensational defense. offensive lines, both understanding. running backs, both outstanding. but colin's ability to turn a potential negative play into a positive play, it's one-sided there. >> he's having a great year. playing well. running the ball well. he's got to have -- play within himself tomorrow. he'll be all right. >> not bad. we heard from jerry, joe, broadway joe, stanford guy, and a cal guy. all of them with a big-time super bowl pass. we'll have much more for you at 6:00 from the red carpet. they're pulling up the red carpet now, but we have more for you in a bit. back to you in the studio. >> thanks for throwing in cal. >>> the super bowl is giving a nice boost to grocery stores around the area. one grocery store says sales are 30% to 40% higher than last yea
in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples of 1600 gun related deaths that december day to remind his audience as their obligation as lawmakers to act and on the political consequences of backing controversial gun legislation, biden argued, i promis
or deception. the defense argued she did not deceive anyone in it case, an element needed for conviction. this was her second trial. her first trial last fall also ended in a hung jury. her case forced the d.a. to drop charges in hundreds of other criminal cases in which her crime lab was associated. >> the investigative unit exposing a massive infestation at a local distributor. now the company says it is ready to reopen. tony kovalev less ski takes us behind the scenes. >> san francisco's archbishop in in the spotlight again over controversial gay marriage remarks. >> we got thinking at some point we should do a better job and go back making it right. >> an emotional ceremony four decades in the making. why it took a local police department so long to honor a fallen officer. >> i'm jeff ranieri in the bay area "weather center." a lot of hazy sunshine. some of the worst air quality in the north, central and also the east bay. what we need is rain to wash this out. none on the radar. we'll let you know when that moves in coming up in just a few minutes. an east bay deli is back in busine
israel defense minister confirmed it. foreign correspondent richard engel has more from istanbul. >> reporter: as syrians fight over which kind of islam will ultimately govern that country, long fears that the fighting could spill into neighboring countries. now it seems the violence left unchecked could escalate well beyond beyond that. today syria was the focus of an international security conference in munich. there israel's defense minister said it was israel that launched an air strike last week. >> when we say something, we mean it. we say that -- we don't think should be allowed to bring advance systems into lebanon. >> reporter: israel attacked a convoy carrying sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles that were bound for hezbollah in lebanon. hezbollah and israel as sworn as enemies can be. in 2006, they fought a brutal war. israel does not want hezbollah to have these missiles which could shoot down fighter jets. but the syrian government which backs and facilitates weapons shipments to hezbollah released shipments of what it says was israel's target, a military research fa
on the school bus before he was shot. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is defending the government's controversial drone program and reveals that as a catholic he grapples with making life and death decisions. secretary panetta tells abc's "meet the press" that decisions to target suspected terrorists with drone strikes don't come lightly and that u.s. officials make sure they are focused on direct threats to the u.s. while trying to limit collateral damage. you can watch chuck todd's full interview with the defense secretary on line. that's at meetthepressnbc.com. >>> this morning the baltimore ravens are the super bowl champions after defeating the san francisco 49ers 34-31 in a game that went down to the wire but not without a hitch. nbc's jay gray reports on all the festivities from the big easy. >> reporter: after a week of preparations and parties -- ♪ [ cheers ] >> reporter: the action moved inside. ♪ >> reporter: a poignant start. ♪ spacious skies >> reporter: students from sandy hook elementary singing "america the beautiful," and then -- ♪ o say >> reporter: a pow
did. he fought back against the baltimore ravens. he fought some of the best defenses from the chicago bears, so like i told him, keep your head high, man. you still young. your early 20s. you still got time. you've just got into an offense you feel comfortable with. i imagine when you have an offseason to perfect that offense. >> and during this morning's last team meeting for the season, the coaches had advice for the players. it was hit the ground running, which we know some players plan on doing when it comes to getting ready for next season after a couple of days of recuperation, some like kaepernick, they're going to start training for next season at the end of this week. reporting live at the 49% training facility and the site of their new stadium. >> thank you, bob. well, it is a very different scene in baltimore today. hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets to celebrate the ravens second world championship. boohoo. the parade started at city hall and made its way to their stadium, where the players shared the trophy with the fans. >> fistill a great season. the sup
leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible, and when we are confident that we're doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> reporter: but the memo appears to allow greater leeway than the administration has publicly acknowledged. it says an imminent threat does not require the united states to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future. the aclu is challenging obama's drone policy and is suing the u.s. government over awlaki's death on behalf of his family. >> it is a chilling document. it's, you know, it sets out the government's claimed authority to carry out the targeted killing of american citizens. but the limits are really vague and elastic, and it's very easy to see how they could be manipulated. >> reporter: nbc news analyst michael lighter, a former counterterrorism official who worked on the policy, says it reflects the reality of the murky war against al qaeda
. and flames filled the home. firefighters were told to evacuate the house and go into a defensive mode. approaching the fire from the outside. fire danger a sensitive topic in the berkley and oakland hills. it did not spread and there's no reports of of any injuries. >>> a live look outside right now, this is beautiful, it's san francisco, just a gorgeous day, but changes are just around the corner. jeff ranieri will tell us when we can expect more showers. >> nor and december, major rain then in 2013, less than an inch of rain here for most of the east bay and also the south bay. it's dry right now, but as we zoom out on the satellite radar picture, you can clearly see the dee fined cold front sitting off shore at 800 miles. the center of the storm is way off to the north. that means we are going to be spared to heaviest rain. we will get in on rain drops here, as early as tomorrow moshing. we will have cloud cover increasing across the north bay and as we head throughout 6:00 a.m., the best shots are marin, san francisco and san mateo counties for those commuters you will get the rai
. >> i would take the rain if i had a choice. >> so i would. >> thank. defense secretary leon panetta's almost last day on benghazi and david beckham's latest foray into the nether world. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. while being grilled by the senate armed services committee outgoing defense secretary leon panetta strongly defended the pentagon's response to the september 11 attack in benghazi that left chris stevenson and three others dead. panetta told lawmakers there just wasn't enough time to get attack aircraft to the scene. >>> today, president obama will speak at a farewell dinner for panetta. who will be replaced by chuck hagel if replaced by the senate. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. an honor a student and band majorette who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. no arrests have been made. >> now to our big story of the day, that potentially historic blizzard
. it ultimately killed a u.s. ambassador. we'll let you know why the secretary of defense is standing behind the military's response. >>> plus -- >> until that time, she should shut up. >> new jersey governor chris christie responds to a doctor's comments about his weight. >>> does apple have too much money and who would be upset about that? we'll take a look in business news. at farmers, we make you smarter about insurance. because what you don't know can hurt you. what if you didn't know that weeping willows have invasive roots? what if you didn't know that a trampoline... could affect your liability? and what if you didn't know that most cars... get broken into when the weather warms up? here, buddy. the more you know, the better you can plan for what's ahead. get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa -dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the new fiber one caramel nut protein bar. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable un
somebody. >> as sheila davalloo presented the case for her own defense, she boiled it down to this. the state's case is flimsy. the evidence isn't there. and i'm not the villain they're making me out to be. with a respected public defender assisting, sheila pointed out the weaknesses of the prosecution's case. >> no hair evidence. >> the fact is from the terrible scene of violence and death -- >> no fingerprints. >> there was no physical evidence, with the exception of that one sample of dna -- >> search of my car yielded nothing. >> -- that put sheila in anna lisa's apartment. and even that couldn't put her there on the day of the murder. >> did the state prove to you that i was there on that day? well, they can't do that. >> what about the 911 call that supposedly put her just a few blocks from the murder? the prosecution said the caller was probably the defendant. the people who knew sheila testified it was hard for them to tell. >> parts of it sounded like sheila, and a part of it didn't sound like her. >> when you heard that 911 tape, what did you think? >> i couldn't really b
that they were going to loss and you know, have the comeback drive on our defense. they made the plays on defense to get off the field. that helped them to win the game. >> joe flacco three touchdown passes for the post-season, 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions. he was named the game's mvp. the 49ers lose for the first time ever in a super bowl. they had been a perfect 5-0. from new orleans, i'm dave feldman, let's go back to you. >> thanks very much. dave was talking about it. one of the biggest surprises of the super bowl didn't happen on the field. many people believe it gave the niners a much needed game of pace. >> the power went out in the superdome. emergency power kicked in and kept the stadium from being completely dark most of the time. during the outage the fans were a little concerned about their safety. >> there are escalators are not working. the people surrounding us were totally drunk, disorderly. i figured if i had to get out from up on the terrace level i wouldn't be able to get out. some of those drunks would run right over and kill me. >> reporter: officials with the ut
their support to become the next secretary of defense. >> right up the stairs, sir. >> reporter: chuck hagel would break new ground as the first enlisted man, first vietnam veteran, to run the pentagon. and first cabinet nominee to get the super pac treatment. tv ads against his confirmation. >> chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> reporter: but it was hagel's former colleagues and even friends who waged a coordinated attack today on hagel's judgment. john mccain seized on hagel's vocal opposition to the surge of troops in iraq in 2007. >> the question, senator hagel, the question is, were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> reporter: hagel knew he who damage control to do. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a, quote, jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people in congress. >> name one person, in your opinion, who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> rep
's something that would never occur to him. >>> the outgoing defense secretary said to students in a speech to georgetown, today, leon panetta warned of huge budget cuts looming for the pentagon if congress doesn't act. and he had some choice words for both sides blaming each for to reach an agreement to avoid cuts to our military. also generally what's happened lately to washington. >> thank you very much. this is not a game. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis, precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> panetta served for 16 years, 8 terms. today he called the defense spending cuts legislative madness. >>> the use of drones continues to make headlines tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of
by an unexpected 20%. defense spending and business inventories were down. consumer spending was up. an encouraging sign. >>> big internet signings, facebook beat effect tagss, as diddia hoop. sam am so fell short. boeing pass eed estimates and sd the top priority is to fix the battery problem on the 787 dreamliner. despite big corporate earnings, big investors are worried about what washington may do. >> i think the hardest thing today is being in a section of politics and business don't work. it's very hard for businesspeople to say what politicians are going to do. they do think for noneconomic reasons. >>> meanwhile, blackberry is hoping the new phone and operating system will be the perfect ten. unveiling the new product line. the blackberry 10, it comes with 70,000 apps and it's designed so you only have to carry one phone for both personal and corporate use. >> there's a music store, movie store. that indicates the audience is regular people, an yet there's this blackberry balance feature that let's the company put their apps and wallpaper in a segregated sand box. and you can't see that stu
. >>> confirmation won't be easy. there is a beatle for the pick for secretary of defense. one of his biggest opponent is also a military friend, senator john mccain. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it is far more complicated than that. >> that is the tone on capitol hill. >> the police department held a moving ceremony today to remember an officer killed in the line of doubty he was killed four decades ago. reserve officers lester coal was hit while setting out flares. he was the first palo alto police officer killed in the line of duty. department the department had an official grave site ceremony to remember him. the chief says the tribute was long overdue. >> we kept thinking at some point we should do a better job. >> coal's widow said her husband loved helping people and loved volunteering. she said he wouldn't have minded that the ceremony was 44 years late. >>> san francisco's arch bishop is making international news co
own defense, she was all over me. oh, stop kissing me. okay, if you must. importantly, these are shelter dogs. all 63 of them. and because right down to their individual player profiles on the web, they are all so irresistible, that's the one frustration viewers may have with this show taped so far in advance. >> is it at all frustrating, the people who don't know the lead time, and they call in or e-mail you, i want to adopt pearl, and pearl is already in a happy home situation. >> your home. >> well -- or one like ours. but at least you can assure people they all go live in good homes. >> they do. they all go to happy, healthy homes, right? >> so if your team isn't in the big game sunday, if there are too many penalty time-outs, though come to think of it, we have them here, too -- you may consider this the warm and fuzzy game day alternative. >> you are ridiculously cute. scared yourself to death. >> one more note about the lovely pearl. while she did not go home with us, she was adopted by a loving family, and it is enjoying a family and is enjoying a she is now 5
who used tough defense. nfl commissioner roger goodell saying the 34-minute power outage will not impact the city of new orleans' chances of hosting another super bowl. and he said beyonce's halftime show did not affect the power outage because she used a separate generator. joke, ha, ha. >>> it was 108.4 million people, that makes it the third most watched program in television history behind super bowl games in 2010 and 2011. but the super bowl did set a new record of 24.1 million twitter posts compared to over 13 million last year. social media around the world was way up, by the way, except for some reason for people in greenland and russia. the parent of the two super bowl coaches, jack and jackie harbaugh had a difficult time during the super bowl, according to the new jersey governor, chris christie, who was sitting next to them. >> they looked almost physically in pain for most of the game. they really did. and i felt awful for them. they're just wonderful people. they're really kind, nice people. we had conversations during time-outs or at halftime. but they are
of the 1996 defense of marriage act. >>> all right, now, for a look at weather. do we want a trough or nor'easter? depending on what side of the country you're on. >> weakest-type storm and areas in the northeast, you can get a big winter storm. anyone has any flight plans or travel across the country on friday, they want to reconsider, especially in new england. that's, again, 48 hours away. the storm coming into the west, a good deal of energy and a lot of storm system into the west here associated and link up with the storm that's going to move into new england. so, it has a little bit of a kick to it. numerous showers out here, high pressure should be a sunny morning in many cases. this front lingering down here in southern california. still low clouds possibly around oceanside down to san diego. you notice the onshore flow continues and scattered showers, especially the high elevation and snow levels have dropped a little bit, not a lot. this isn't a lot of moisture source. in the next storm that comes in, it will drag some of that moisture with showers down into areas that are clear
the things that need to be done in the defense department? there's going to be some huge budget battles. considering how badly he was treated by republicans and this relationship being as bad as it is, can he be effective in the job? and i think that's now an open question. >> open one. we'll check back to see what's coming up with you on "meet the press". >>> now an update of the other top stories. tom, good morning. >> good morning, lester, erica, good morning, everyone. and a scary ride home. the over sized charter bus hit a low overpass sending 34 to the hospital. one in critical condition. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free some of them much the students were back to the philadelphia area after visiting harvard when the crash happened. >>> heavy winds forced it off the run way at rome's airport saturday. auto people on board. self have minor injuries. >>> back in the states, it took years to build but only he seconds for a san diego power plant to come crashing down. demolition crews used 300 pounds of dynamite to implode the diamond g power plant. it was built in the
against the baltimore ravens. he fought back against the falcons. he's fought some of the best defenses in the chicago bears. like i told him, keep your head high, man. >> at the last meeting the coaches said to hit the ground running. after a couple days' recuperation and r&r, kaepernick will start training for the next season. today head coach jim harbaugh gave his first press conference since super bowl sunday laettne sports. >> it appears investors are cashing in on a giant tech rumor. our business and tech reporter scott budman joins us. >> reporter: a lot of money coming to investors thanks to profits and rumors. this one pops up from time to time, hewlett-packard breaking itself up. invest roars like it. meg whitman has said before it won't happen, that hp is stronger as one big company but given that rival dell is taking itself private, changing rumors are back out there. moving higher in after hours tradi trading. good enough for a bump of almost 7%, stock price and after hours trading. also rewarding investors tonight shutter fly, the redwood digital photo company reporting ea
congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in nearly $3 million a year in rent and would create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on this proposal coming up in april. >>> texas governor rick perry stepping up his campaign to try to steal business away from california. perry planning to visit silicon valley, san francisco and los angeles during a four-day trip that starts this sunday. he's planning to tell people that texas is a better pla
every woman should have. >> lessons in self-defense. >> jane pauley is also with us. we have a busy day. >> have an awesome thirsty thursday. we'll see you for dry day jeff: diving for gold, how an opera singer left it behind to strike it rich. inside discovery's "bering sea gold." >> they are not the boss of us. jeff: braving the wild and each other. >> we haven't spoken for four months. jeff: are you putting me on or is this real? i'm a little uncomfortable here. [applause] jeff: hello, hello. jeff: all right, a little about me. i'm recently married. i work with my wife on the show and i'm learning how to be a dad to two amazing kids in a blended family. i'm hosting a talk show because there's a lot to talk about. this is an adventure. jeff: welcome to the show, have a seat. thank you for the nice welcome. all right, today we're going deep, deep into the world of gold mining down in the frigid waters over the alaskan coast. meet two of the stars of discovery's hit reality show "bering sea gold" and hear about their lives, very dangerous job to go down under with scuba gear looking fo
's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> defense secretary leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. >>> now let's head to wall street, cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, kayla. >> good morning. the stock market near record highs closing friday at a level it hadn't seen since 2007, lifted by positive data on hiring. wall street hopes the rally will continue. it's watching cbs, the host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackout. how much will it cost them both? >> interesting. we'll be watching that stock. kayla tausche at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> a terrifying video that appears to show an iranian natural gas platform sank last week in the rsian gulf. in it you can see, workers are scrambling along the rig as it sinks, but iran has not commented on the number of injuries or fatalities in the sinking. iran's development of th
are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. in a few hours the president will announce his pick to replace ken salazar. she is sally jewel, maybe a familiar name for a lot of
, the justice department expands the definition of self-defense and what qualifies as an imminent threat of violence and says that these cases are lawful killings and are not assassinations. >>> let's head to wall street. cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. speaking of the department of justice, the doj also plans to sue credit rating agency standard & poors, claiming they misled investors. this will be the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating firm. the stock market rally has hit the pause button for now, but experts say we're still on track for big gains in 2013. >> kayla tausche at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> after years of listening to david letterman poke fun at his weight on the late show, governor chris christie stopped by the show so he can get in on the jokes. >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> are you on a diet now? >> well, obviously not. >> i guess not, no. >> just blew it. basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life. >> after trading barbs
defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sharp criticism there some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> and civil liberties advocates say the memo is not enough. >> it should be released to the public. if the administration is going to be claiming the authority to kill american citizens, it has an obligation to explain that claim to the public. >> the drone debate will be front and center today when white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> it's a surgical precision, the ability to eliminate the cancerous tumor called an al qaeda terrorist. >> brennan will be facing other questions during today's hearing including what he need about enhanced interrogation techniques when he served as top ranking cia official during the bush administra
a defense between him and law enforcement, because he was supposed to go to court last wednesday. well, he has accomplished that. somebody died. i know that negotiators will be trying to minimize that and saying it was a terrible thing. but you may not have wanted that to happen. and what they would like mr. dykes to do is you and i may be talking to him right now, lester, is to come out and tell his side of the story. we have heard neighbors and other people rant and rage and suggest that the type of person he is. we know he's a vietnam veteran that served his country. this is time for him to come out, to release that little boy, but for him to stand up and say this is the reason, this is what drove me to this. so i think there are millions of people who are ready to hear what he has to say. >> we've all seen so many movies and tv shows, where after ten minutes, s.w.a.t. teams go storming in. this is a very difficult space. a four foot by six foot long bunker. typically these things end without a raid, do they not? >> 85% or more of standoff situations like this, at least end nonviolently
senator chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense will be put to a vote some time next week. this after hagel was met with sharp questions from both sides of the aisle during his confirmation hearing on thursday. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the white house is not sounding alarm bells but officials do say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who served in the senate for 12 years, a republican from nebraska, and you would think that would make him very familiar with confirmation hearings, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iran nan government as a legitimate government and i would like your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized at the un. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'
day preppers" can get you ready for any of life's uncertainties. >> easy defense moves are two pros from the show, jay blevins, author of survival and emergency preparedness and natan, an expert in kraum magna. >> how do you pronounce it? >> kraug magna. >> welcome, guys. >> sometimes attackers see you as vulnerable just because of the way you're walking. by the way you're carrying yourself. >> first of all, if you are a woman, do you think? >> the posture matters. >> first of all, the mindset is the most important thing. in any type of situation, if you are going to be attacked, any emergency, have you to have a will that says i'm going to survive, and i will survive. you need to carry yourself in that same way. >> walking down the street -- >> most people in new york are looking at their smartphone. they're looking at -- they have earbuds in. >> looking around. >> tourists looking at the buildings. >> you need to be aware. you need to be looking around, see what's going on around you. make eye contact with folks. you know, carry yourself confidently and don't look like a victim. d
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